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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a department of the United Nations Secretariat, is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties. The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights. In addition to its mandated responsibilities, the Office leads efforts to integrate a human rights approach within all work carried out by United Nations agencies.  Website: www.ohchr.org/english/
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Opening Statement by Ms. Navi Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

18 June 2012 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Conflict-related Disappearances in Bardiya District

December 2008 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Police killing of three protesters in Nepal prompts UN human rights probe

30 May 2008 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country News

Summary of human rights concerns arising from the Terai protests of 13 - 29 February 2008

27 March 2008 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Human Rights in Nepal: One Year after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

December 2007 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Allegations of Human Rights Abuses by the Young Communist League (YCL)

22 June 2007 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Findings of OHCHR-Nepal's Investigations into the 21 March Killings in Gaur and Surrounding Villages

20 April 2007 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

The torture and death in custody of Maina Sunuwar: Summary of concerns, December 2006

1 December 2006 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Human rights abuses by the CPN-M: Summary of concerns, September 2006

21 September 2006 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

The April Protests: Democratic Rights and the Excessive Use of Force

1 September 2006 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

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